Friday, August 10, 2012
News from the Giant Pumpkin
This fine specimen is already 45" (113cm ) tall, after only one month of growth.. She is the baby of Sergio, gardener and keeps-it-all-running guy at the north campus of Napa Valley College in St. Helena, California. She started with a seed from last year's winner, a pumpkin weighing in at 1800+ lbs. Sergio keeps her protected from the sun so she will not scar or split. He also pinches off all the pretender pumpkins who might sap the plant's energies. At 3-4 days since being a blossom, these are already 6" across.
The news, however, is that my chapbook of (mostly) prose poems, Burrowing Song, has been accepted for publication by Sammy Greenberg of Kattywompus Press. I am so delighted to have a manuscript with this fine independent publisher. The book itself may be out by the beginning of 2013. As Sammy says, "Welcome to the wompus!"